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Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden

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The Japanese dry landscape garden has long attracted—and long baffled—viewers from the West. While museums across the United States are replicating these "Zen rock gardens" in their courtyards and miniature versions of the gardens are now office decorations, they remain enigmatic, their philosophical and aesthetic significance obscured. Reading Zen in the Rocks, the classi ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published June 15th 2000 by University Of Chicago Press
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Shasta McBride
Sep 07, 2009 Shasta McBride rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who're craving some zen in the rocks
Recommended to Shasta by: the magical internet
Fabulous must-read. Their quality of R and D in their essays is deep and tasty, this one's a big yes.
Jon Ciliberto
reviewed here: http://buddhistartnews.wordpress.com/...

The title essay is an overview of karesansui, the Japanese rock gardens familiar from the
world famous Ryoanji. The essay by Professor Parkes places dry landscape gardens in the
wider context of Chinese rocks and stones, with reference to Western philosophy
(Emerson, Thoreau, Goethe, Nietzsche). Really excellent, highly recommended.


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